Friday, February 5, 2016

Hay Man -- What Do You Know About Scarecrows ?

Spotted in Northern Okinawa

 

 

Scarecrows are really works of art and, you could become a scarecrow artist.

This one, caught my eye and, I just had to snap a quick photo of it.


countryside, scarecrow, Okinawa

Crows aren't really the dumbest birds on the planet so, this probably doesn't scare them.

But, it's an interesting subject so, I Googled it.

Camera: Pentax K3

Lens:  Pentax 18-250 at 39MM

Exposure:  f/11   1/15   ISO 100

Location: Sukunabaru, Okinawa, Japan

Latitude: 26.5733

Longitude: 128.1222

Date and Time: JAN 14 2016  1:07PM


A gal named Patti Wigington can tell you the history of scarecrows.

She's like an expert on Paganism and Wicca at About.com for your information.

Children and drunks, could throw rocks and, do a better job at scaring birds than statues.


Communists are using the things on the Russian/China border for guard duty.  Hah !

At the Telegraph UK, they say some gal put a smoking scarecrow in children's books.

Some parents and teachers got all riled-up over that, wouldn't ya know.

Read about the lives and times of scarecrows at Modern Farmer if, you like.

Over at Rocket News they have the most realistic scarecrows, you'll ever find.

And, learn how to make your own scarecrow, cheaply at The Queso.

From my experience, the best way to scare crows away, is with a double barrel shotgun !

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